Answers to questions you might be pondering. If you don’t see the info you need, please just contact me and I’ll be happy to help.

Yes, I have a full (clean) DBS check, available to view on request.

Water can be provided, however I would ask that you please don’t bring any of your own snacks and drinks. The only exception to this is the half day sessions.

If you have medical issues, please raise this at your initial consultation, as I’m sure we can find a solution.

Please let me know by email or text as soon as you can. Make sure you include your name, and if possible, your estimated time of arrival. (Please don’t phone – it may interrupt another student’s session.) If I have another session immediately after yours, we will still have to finish at the usual time.

We will discuss this at the initial consultation. Essentially, a willingness to learn and engage with the session, any questions you want to ask (and a voice to ask them during a session – it’s part of what I’m here for, and a key quality of any good scientist), and a bit of enthusiasm. And a pen.

Payment can be made by BACS transfer or cash (I prefer not to take cheques), and is due by the end of each tutoring session. You are welcome to pay in advance if you prefer.

It depends… I may ask you to look at something or prepare something for a future session.

Online tutoring is something I am looking into. If you are interested in online tutoring, please get in touch, and we can discuss whether I am able to meet your needs with this.

I have three cats, Sid (tabby), Princess Peach (silver tortie tabby), and Horace (pink – no, really, it’s the technical term! His fur is ginger at the tips but all white underneath!). They love roaming outdoors, but are all very friendly and will undoubtedly say hello if you let them. Don’t let them interfere with your tutoring time though!

I love cycling, and have a road bike which my Dad built for me; I also have a little red kit car (which my Dad also built, with my grandfather), which I like taking out for a drive. I read a lot and write a little. I enjoy computer games (in moderation). I am most often found in my kitchen, cooking – or near it, planning elaborate dinner parties.

Yes, very easily! I am about a 10 minute walk from the number 2 bus route, and also walking distance from Oxford Parkway station. If you think you will need to take public transport to get to me, just ask at your initial consultation (or subsequently, if you are a current student with me), and I will give you clear directions (and a map).

Yes, very easily! I am about a 10-15 minute walk from Gosford Hill School, in Kidlington.

I am not currently tutoring anyone for A-Level Biology, however that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t consider it, especially in conjunction with either A-Level Chemistry tutoring or A-Level Physics tutoring. If you would like tutoring in A-Level Biology, get in touch and we can talk about your requirements and whether I would be a good match for you.